Glenna Ward – Salem, OR

Glenna Jeanne Ward

April 28, 1940 – February 23, 2018

Salem, Oregon

A service for Glenna J. Ward was held on March 3, 2018 at Weddle Funeral Service. Glenna passed away at age 77 on February 23, 2018 in Salem, Oregon after a long illness. She was born on April 28, 1940 in Grangeville, Idaho to Cecill and Viola (Cline) Randall. When Glenna was a baby the family moved from Idaho to Sisters, Oregon and later on moved to Mill City, Oregon where she graduated from Santiam High School. While attending a dance, she met Al Ward Jr. and they fell in love, marrying on December 7, 1962 in Reno, Nevada. Al and Glenna enjoyed going to dances together and she was exceptional at it. Together, they worked incredibly hard to finance and open their own logging company, Al Ward Logging. Glenna did the book keeping for the business while Al managed the labor side. Besides work, Glenna enjoyed many activities such as bowling and golfing. She really enjoyed hunting elk and deer, Glenna was a great shot. She loved to fish, even taking a trip to Alaska with Al to do so. Glenna was also an exceptional canner. She would can anything and everything- pickles, beans, corn, tomatoes, and fruit. Kim, her daughter had many memories in the kitchen with her mom canning into the morning hours. As Glenna got older, she enjoyed taking trips to the beach with her grandson Alexander. Glenna will be dearly missed by her friends, family and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Al Ward; daughter, Kim Ward; a grandson, Alexander Ward; and two sisters, Novalee Johnson and Lana Fisher.


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  1. Glenna will forever hold a special place in our family’s heart. Her and her family have been a long established business and supporter of community activities in our small town of Mill City. She never failed to support any child who would ask them to buy items for fund drives, or sponsor a team for the recreation clubs. Always cheering on the youth of the community in every sport activity. Most of a person who recognized when someone needed a hand up. Condolences to her family and friends, her lively spirit will never be forgotten.

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